TLP: Bitter, Party of One
You have to think someone's worried to reach way back to Westward Expansion to make a (weak) political point. But, hey, the Democratic National Committee is paying Tim Kaine to do something.
Still, is this really the way to react to the Tea Party surge?
The Huffington Post:
"What we're seeing in the Republican Party is that they invited the Tea Party in and it's turning into the Donner Party, in some instances, because they're turning the energy and the ferocity against each other," said Kaine in response to a question by the Huffington Post, referring to the infamous group of 19th-century American pioneers who eventually had to turn to cannibalism to survive. He added that the divisions have given Democrats "some great opportunities in races that we wouldn't have absent the Tea Party candidates."I don't know. My recollection is that the Donner Party waited until people were dead to eat them. Seems like this is something more like the Darwin Party, where the strong survive and the weak go home. Or whine like bitches.
And, hey, doesn't seem like it was that long ago that the Democrats complained incessantly that the GOP's "Big Tent" claim was bullshit. Maybe it was. Hard to make that argument now, even if the tent is full of party crashers.